François Armanet, born in 1951 in Fontenay-sous-Bois is a French journalist and director. A contributor to Libération since 1981, and chief editor from 1998-2002, and to Le Nouvel Observateur (1989-1998 and 2002-2019), he is also the author of the first encyclopedia of kung-fu movies (Ciné King Fu (1988) with Max Armanet) and organizer of the first two retrospectives that La Cinémathèque Française devoted to Hong Kong cinema (1990, 1997).
Among other films, he has written and directed LA BANDE DU DRUGSTORE (2002) that screened at Berlin Film Festival. His documentary OH LES FILLES ! (2019) was presented at Cannes Film Festival.